There have been many great thinkers in literature. Characters who examine themselves, others, and the world in a thoughtful and insightful way. One of these introspective and self-aware literary creations is Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. The play is one filled with and based on ideas and contemplation as opposed to the steady stream of action that fills many of his other plays. Not that there’s any lack of action in the play.
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violent and sudden action. He is aware of the good and bad of what he must do, and this contrast is something that he deals with many times in his soliloquies and statements to others. Because of the realizations and resolutions that he forms based on these ponderings, come the actions that eventually cause him to lose everyone he loves (as well as himself) as he makes one sacrifice after another to avenge his father.